Jaime Pinkham
December 08, 2015

Native Nations Vice President Jaime Pinkham inspires cooperation in Alaska; 2014 Bush Fellow Megan Laudenschlager fills a void in Western ND; and Native Nation Rebuilder/2014 Bush Fellow Richard Iron Cloud declared war on diabetes years ago, inspiring an annual athletic feat. 

December 08, 2015

A cohort of 22 tribal citizens will participate in the Bush Foundation’s Native Nation Rebuilders Program. Rebuilders in this seventh cohort participate in a two-year program and gain access to ideas and information, expanded networks, leadership training and other resources for nation-building.

Saroeun Earm
December 02, 2015

Saroeun Earm is one of the newest Ron McKinley Philanthropy Fellows, and will join the Bush Foundation’s Leadership Programs team in early 2016. The team inspires, equips and connects leaders to effectively lead change. In her new role, Earm will support team efforts across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography.   

November 10, 2015

Native Nation Rebuilder Justin Beaulieu receives "40 under 40" honor; 2002 Bush Fellow Jodi Gillette finds new focus after leaving the White House; and Bush Fellow and Enduring Vision award winner Arthur Amiotte's "swan song" is on display in Rapid City.

2015 Bush Prize
November 10, 2015

Eight organizations have received the 2015 Bush Prize for Community Innovation. The winners respond to complex social challenges by making great ideas happen. Organizations are focused on a range of issues including youth development, affordable housing and economic self-sufficiency.

October 14, 2015

Major investments will help expand proven strategies, launch new and potentially transformational ideas, and inform the Foundation's focus for future funding in education.

Illustration by Ann Macarayan
October 13, 2015
September 16, 2015

Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant intermediaries award more than $415,000 to 44 organizations in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography.

Sarah Bellamy, 2015 Bush Fellow
September 15, 2015

Several Bush Foundation Fellows and grantees garnered local and national media attention for their contributions to the region's thriving arts community.

August 18, 2015

The Bush Foundation will accept applications for its Community Innovation Grant Program from Tuesday, September 8 until Thursday, November 5 at noon Central. Community Innovation grants support efforts to develop breakthrough solutions to challenges faced by communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography. 

Anishinabe Spirit Run
August 17, 2015

Natived Nations Rebuilder Sam Strong (2010 cohort), recently took part in the 19th Anishinabe Spirit Run, a 200 mile journey.

Erik Takeshita
July 21, 2015

Local Initiatives Support Corporation Director of Creative Placemaking to join Bush Foundation in August

July 14, 2015

Individuals from across the region who want to more deeply invest in their ongoing leadership development are invited to apply for flexible $100,000 grants; deadline at noon Central on Thursday, July 30.

Jennifer Alstad
July 13, 2015

Board member and bswing president and co-founder recognized for contributions to the business community witha Diversity in Business award.

June 23, 2015

2015 Bush Fellows, Community Innovation convene at gatherings scheduled around bushCONNECT.